Cup with scales and rosettes

Nubian
Meroitic Period
about 2nd century B.C.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg W. 308

Accession Number

23.1469

Medium or Technique

Pottery

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Fine drab ware cup, tall, wide neck, rounded base. Brown painted decoration. Scale pattern on neck, six petaled flowers on body; eight petaled flowers on lower body. Perfect condition.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W 308. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition